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UnknownGeneral Health Habits (1928)

something has gone horribly wrong 8-p
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Personal hygiene, 1920s-style.

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Unknown
Sponsor: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Si, B&W (tinted)
Keywords: Health and hygiene

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Average Rating: 2.75 out of 5 stars2.75 out of 5 stars2.75 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: JayKay49 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 6, 2012
Subject: So, whats the point?
In those days fresh air was a big deal because they thought it prevented TB. That part is formula for health advice in the 1920's. The only other thing I suppose they are saying is that overcrowding and pestilence is probably not good and makes young boys dress like hoodlums and fight a lot. In alleys.

Am I right?

Thank you agfa.

Reviewer: ERD - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - December 13, 2005
Subject: Curious
Curious and interesting on a historical level.

Reviewer: Wilford B. Wolf - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - August 5, 2005
Subject: What promotes good health?
A strange DeVry film from the late 1920s ("Communications" "Electromagnatism"). The film starts off with contrasting scenes of urban living (probably New York) and rural living, using the same title cards, asking what is missing. The best part of this film is the footage that used, since it appears to be generic footage, so it is great for repurposing. For the urban footage, a lot of street scenes, young boys wrestling in an alley, and an elevated train pulling into a station.

About 5/6th of the way through the film we are finally told some of the recommendations, and some are bit odd, even when compared with other health and hygine films. The recommendations start with sleeping with the windows open. It is illustrated with an unintentionally surreal shot of a little girl going to sleep with a dollie in a makeshift tent and then cutting to an older girl waking up refreshed.

The film seems incomplete,since it ends rather abruptly without listing out all of the recommendations.

Reviewer: Spuzz - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - October 19, 2003
Subject: What is wrong with this picture?
This film doesn't really say much, it just presents images and asks what promotes health and what doesnt. It almost is too basic, like good and bad.


A film on personal hygiene.


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